Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Indiana Dunes Mount Baldy Trail Reopened

The National Park Service has announced that the trail to the beach at Mount Baldy has been reopened. The trail had been closed for several weeks after storm waves washed out a portion of it leaving a dangerous, 50-foot drop off. Park crews have now completed a rerouted trail and have reopened the area. Visitors…

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Fish On – Portage’s Fishing and Outdoor Show!

The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd Annual Fish On-Portage’s Fishing & Outdoor Show, a fishing and outdoor show in Northwest Indiana. Back for a second year the event will be held on Saturday, February 24th 9a-4p and Sunday, February 25th 9a-3p at the Portage High School Fieldhouse. Students and parents involved…

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Local Organizations and Schools to Invited to Porter County’s Reuse Fair,

    Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction invites non-profit organizations and schools to register for its Earth Day Reuse Fair, scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in conjunction with the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso.      The event aims to connect participants…

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Zombie Zip Lines And Haunted Treetop Trails Coming To Edge Adventures Aerial Park

For the month of October Edge Adventures Aerial Park – Deep River NWI will present a Halloween experience unlike any other in the Chicago/Northwest Indiana area. The park will be transformed into a spooky forest with Haunted Treetop Trails. And on Saturday evenings, there will be Zombie Zip Line adventures featuring live zombies roaming beneath…

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Trick or Trail walk at Portage YMCA

Join the Portage YMCA on Friday, October 13th for their Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail Walk Fundraiser supporting our Before & After-School Child Care Program, Y-Care. This event is family-friendly for children and adults of all-ages! Families will trek through our haunted trail, collecting candy & goodies at each stop. Before or after the fun, stop in…

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Pumpkin Patches Open This Weekend!

    Most Northwest Indiana Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands. Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To…

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Activities abound at 14th Active Living Faire

The 14th annual Active Living Faire at Wolf Lake on Saturday, Sept. 30, will feature a Bike-athon and a Walk-a-thon to raise funds for non-profit organizations. Interested organizations can partner with the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI)., the sponsor of the Faire, and have their members raise money by having friends, family and…

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New Outdoor Adventure Festival at Indiana Dunes

The inaugural Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival, will take place October 6-8, 2017 at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and several nearby locations. The greater dunes region is packed with outdoor adventure opportunities and the festival will bring together all these activities in one place. With support from Indiana Dunes Tourism, the Indiana Dunes State Park,…

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NwIndiana Symphony Concert at Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Dunes Learning Center are bringing the Northwest Indiana Symphony to West Beach on Friday, August 4th, at 7:30 p.m. for a free concert with the magnificent dunes as the backdrop.  For All   SEVEN SYMPHONY CONCERTS CLICK HERE!   Enjoy the 40 piece symphony orchestra under the direction of Conductor Kirk…

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Symphony Under The Stars, Valparaiso Indiana

Join us on August 2, 2017 in Downtown Valparaiso at the  Porter Health Amphitheater in Central Park Plaza at 7:30 PM for a free concert under the direction of Kirk Muspratt – music director and conductor of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. The concert will have something for everyone! Guests are asked to bring their…

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